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Bill Gates again world's richest man; Trump slips

Bill Gates again world's richest man; Trump slips Mon, 20 Mar, 2017

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates once again topped the Forbes magazine list of the world's more than 2,000 billionaires, while US President Donald Trump slipped more than 200 spots, the magazine said Monday.
Cuba, United States sign oil spill deal before Trump inauguration

Cuba, United States sign oil spill deal before Trump inauguration Mon, 09 Jan, 2017

Cuba and the United States agreed on Monday to jointly prevent, contain and clean up oil and other toxic spills in the Gulf of Mexico, as they rush to conclude deals before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.
UN urges probe of DR Congo officers involved in gold trafficking

UN urges probe of DR Congo officers involved in gold trafficking Mon, 09 Jan, 2017

A UN group of experts is urging the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate army officers involved in gold trafficking and a mining firm allegedly owned by Chinese nationals.
World Bank approves $1.5 bn in aid for war-torn Iraq

World Bank approves $1.5 bn in aid for war-torn Iraq Thu, 22 Dec, 2016

The World Bank on Tuesday announced an additional $1.5 billion aid package for Iraq, to help the war-torn country implement reforms, improve public services and boost its economy.
Scotland unveils plan to stay in EU single market after Brexit

Scotland unveils plan to stay in EU single market after Brexit Tue, 20 Dec, 2016

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled plans Tuesday for Scotland to stay in the EU's single market after Brexit but said she would prefer the country to be an independent state within the bloc.
Several killed after truck crashes into Christmas market in Germany

Several killed after truck crashes into Christmas market in Germany Mon, 19 Dec, 2016

A lorry ploughed into a busy Christmas market in central Berlin on Monday, killing at least nine people and hurting 50 more in what police said was a possible terror attack.
IMF chief Lagarde found guilty over French tycoon payment

IMF chief Lagarde found guilty over French tycoon payment Mon, 19 Dec, 2016

A French court on Monday found IMF head Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence over a massive state payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister but spared her a fine or prison sentence.
World leaders at APEC summit take aim at Trump over trade

World leaders at APEC summit take aim at Trump over trade Sun, 20 Nov, 2016

Several U.S. allies took aim at Donald Trump's views on global trade, while China's president made an impassioned call against the sort of protectionism favored by the president-elect at a summit of Asian-Pacific leaders on Saturday
Russian economy minister charged over '$2-mn bribe'

Russian economy minister charged over '$2-mn bribe' Tue, 15 Nov, 2016

Russia charged Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Tuesday over suspicions he pocketed a two-million-dollar payoff during a deal involving state-controlled oil giant Rosneft.
Anger grows in India as banks struggle to swap banned notes

Anger grows in India as banks struggle to swap banned notes Sat, 12 Nov, 2016

Anger intensified in India on Saturday as banks struggled to dispense cash following the government's decision to withdraw large denomination notes in an attempt to uncover billions of dollars in undeclared wealth.
Chinese spend billions on Singles' Day

Chinese spend billions on Singles' Day Fri, 11 Nov, 2016

Chinese shoppers unleashed a record deluge of cash online for Singles Day on Friday, Alibaba said, spending more than $13 billion with the e-commerce giant in the world's biggest online shopping promotion.
Indian farmer commits suicide after rupee note ban

Indian farmer commits suicide after rupee note ban Thu, 10 Nov, 2016

A farmer in southern India committed suicide fearing she would be left penniless after the government's shock decision to withdraw high denomination notes from circulation, police said Thursday.
India's shock withdrawal of larger banknotes sparks chaos in cash economy

India's shock withdrawal of larger banknotes sparks chaos in cash economy Wed, 09 Nov, 2016

India's sudden withdrawal of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes from circulation, in a bid to flush out money hidden from the tax man, caused chaos on Wednesday as gas stations and other retailers refused to accept the larger bills, and bank ATMs stayed closed.
Iran signs major gas deal with France's Total

Iran signs major gas deal with France's Total Tue, 08 Nov, 2016

 Iran signed a deal with France's Total on Tuesday to develop a major offshore gas field, its first big contract with a Western energy firm since sanctions were loosened in January.
Eurozone approves 2.8 bn euros in bailout funds for Greece

Eurozone approves 2.8 bn euros in bailout funds for Greece Tue, 25 Oct, 2016

Eurozone officials announced Tuesday they have approved 2.8 billion euros for Greece from its huge third bailout after the cash-strapped nation delivered the needed reforms.

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